· New Orleans—A Full SALT Agenda
· SALT Thanks These Generous Law Schools for Supporting the SALT Annual Dinner
· Deadline for purchasing an ad in the SALT dinner journal is December 11th
· AAUP Launches Action Campaign to Protect Academic Freedom
· Call for Panels and Papers
· And How About Renewing Your SALT Membership?
New Orleans—A Full SALT Agenda
Thursday, January 7th: 9:00 am-1:00 pm: Day of Service—co-hosted with the Poverty Law Teachers. Register on line for this event; $60 fee includes transportation, lunch, and a contribution to local activist organizations. A pdf flyer is attached for printing and distribution to faculty and administrators at your school who might enjoy the opportunity.
Friday, January 8th: 8:00 pm-10:00 pm : Robert Cover Workshop—(immediately following the AALS Gala): In the Public Interest: Exploring the Legacy of Robert Cover as Professor, Activist, and Scholar. This is a free event! No registration required. Note that the day and time have been changed from the AALS Program. A pdf flyer is attached for printing and distribution to faculty and administrators at your school who might enjoy this event.
Saturday, January 9: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm: Sneak Preview—Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice—at the Hotel Monteleone, SALT, along with UC Davis School of Law, will be showing a sneak preview of "Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice,” a new documentary by Abby Ginzberg about Cruz Reynoso: a founding SALT board member, a former justice of the California Supreme Court, the 1993 recipient of the SALT Great Teacher Award, and currently a professor at UC Davis School of Law. This is a free event! Seating is limited. Dean Kevin R. Johnson is hosting a beverage service and will be moderating a discussion including the filmmaker and Justice Reynoso. Reserve a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, January 9th: 7:00 cocktails, 8:00 PM-10:00PM: SALT Annual Dinner—at the Hotel Monteleone. Tickets are available on line for the early bird price of $95. Celebrate the contributions to law teaching by Francisco Valdés, University of Miami, SALT’s Great Teacher.
Enjoy the New Orleans cuisine and the dinner jazz concert by the Victor Atkins Trio.
Check out the list of law schools below that have purchased tables. If your dean hasn’t, there is still time to become a supporting law school or to purchase a table. Click here to find out more. Deadline for signing up as a supporting law school or purchasing a table at the discounted rate is December 15th. Deadline for early bird tickets is December 15th.
SALT Thanks These Generous Law Schools for Supporting the SALT Annual Dinner
SALT thanks the University of Miami School of Law for its generous support as our dinner sponsor!
...and these Gold supporting law schools. (As a gold dinner sponsor, law schools get a table for ten at the dinner. If your dean has purchased a table, find out if there is room for you!)
· American University, Washington College of Law
· California Western School of Law
· Fordham University School of Law
· Michigan State University College of Law
· Santa Clara University Law Center
· Seattle University School of Law
· University of Maryland School of Law
· University of Oregon School of Law
· University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
· University of Washington School of Law
· Valparaiso University School of Law
...and our Silver supporting law school. (As a silver dinner sponsor, law schools get a half table for five at the dinner. If your dean has purchased a table, find out if there is room for you!)
· The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law (5 seats at a table)
In addition, these law schools have purchased tables accommodating ten guests at the SALT Annual Dinner:
· Golden Gate University School of Law
· Tulane University School of Law
· Vermont Law School
Deadline for purchasing an ad in the SALT dinner journal is December 11th
Consider these reasons to take out an ad:
· Celebrate Frank Valdés, SALT’s 2010 Great Teacher: tell a “Frank” story; include a photograph from your archives; inspire a new generation to take risks, engage, and believe.
· Congratulate outgoing and incoming SALT co-presidents: SALT has become more visible, more active, and more influential. Celebrate Margaret Martin Barry and Deborah Waire Post’s fruitful terms of office as SALT’s outgoing co-presidents. Send greetings to incoming co-presidents Raquel Aldana and Steve Bender.
· Thank retiring SALT board members and welcome new ones: Nancy Cook, Peggy Maisel, Joan Mahoney, and Reginald Oh are retiring from the SALT board, and we are gaining Elvia Arriola, Michael Avery, Barbara Bernier, Karla McKanders, and Hari Osofsky as new members.
· Broadcast an upcoming event or program at your school that promotes equality and equity, social justice, and academic excellence.
· Publishing a book? Why not let the community of progressive law faculty know!
AAUP Launches Action Campaign to Protect Academic Freedom
In the face of unprecedented threats to academic freedom at public colleges and universities, the American Association of University Professors has launched an awareness and action campaign called “Speak Up, Speak Out: Protect the Faculty Voice .”
The foundation of the project is a comprehensive report from a subcommittee of the AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure that examines the 2006 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Garcetti v. Ceballos and its aftermath. The Court found that government can restrict the speech of public employees when they comment on issues related to their “official duties.”
Call for Panels and Papers—Browse through all
· SALT Teaching Conference: Teaching in a Transformative Era: The Law School of the Future will examine the most pressing challenges law schools face in the 21st century—Deadline January 15, 2010 for December 10-11, 2010 conference at University of Hawai’i School of Law
Hiring season is in full bloom. Two new postings for dean’s positions are on the SALT website:
And How About Renewing Your SALT Membership?
Your membership counts! It adds to the legitimacy of SALT’s participation within the legal academy—especially at the ABA Council—within Congress and the Obama administration, and the media.
Renew your membership now! Click here to renew on-line.
Logging into the new SALT website to renew your membership is easy:
If you had previously registered at the old SALT website, go to “login” on the top menu, then use your email address as your user name and your old password. If you have forgotten your password, click to get a new one emailed to you. Then go to “membership” and renew for this year.
For those of you who never logged in previously, go to “sign up” on the top menu to register. Remember, your email address is your username and create at least a six character login password. You will need to fill in all of the information requested in order to complete registration.
Then renew your membership for 2009-2010.
Hazel Weiser, Executive Director
Society of American Law Teachers -- SALT
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SALT Annual Dinner, Saturday, January 9th, 7:00 pm, Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans--Tickets are on sale now!